Detection of Epstein-Barr virus in tonsillar tissue of children and the relationship with recurrent tonsillitis.

@article{Endo2001DetectionOE,
  title={Detection of Epstein-Barr virus in tonsillar tissue of children and the relationship with recurrent tonsillitis.},
  author={Luiza Hayashi Endo and Danina Ferreira and Myriam Carolina Montenegro and Glauce Aparecida Pinto and Albina Maria Altemani and A E Bortoleto and Jos{\'e} Vassallo},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={9-15}
}
Recurrent tonsillitis has been the subject of much investigation. Events considered to predispose to or cause recurrent tonsillitis (RT) include the misuse of antibiotic therapy in acute bouts, alterations in the microflora, structural changes in crypt epithelium and certain viral infections. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection usually occurs in early childhood and can persist in palatine tonsil lymphocytes to induce tonsillitis at a later date. We have examined the presence of EBV in palatine… CONTINUE READING
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